Visiting Artist | April - May 2020 // January 4 - 10, 2021
MOVEMENT (working title)
As an acclaimed dance artist who works across genres and disciplines, Netta Yerushalmy initiated a remote MANCC residency to continue to develop her new work Movement (working title). Currently in process, she is working with a range of movement sources that proliferates across genres, cultures, and time periods. Yerushalmy’s residency was originally scheduled for April 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. In conversation with Yerushalmy around what would be most useful to help further her work in the absence of an ‘on the ground’ residency, MANCC was able to provide support via remote means with plans to continue Yerushalmy’s residency on site in 2021 when the threat of COVID has diminished.
During the remote portion of her residency, Yerushalmy worked with her collaborators to collectively experience and process feelings and physical realities that were brought on by the crisis. Grief, confusion, and instability were often invoked. The group engaged in open improvisations in their various home spaces, geared toward thinking and coping through moving. Through this remote embodied process Yerushalmy generated movement, furthered her research on the project, and maintained a space for the cast to work together as a community. MANCC supported a two week period with rehearsal fees, rehearsal space, and editing and archiving of rehearsal documentation.
This remote support, and the rescheduled ‘on the ground’ residency, to take place in spring 2021, are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.